Thursday, January 4, 2018
The Fall of Bannon
A sad end to a great bromace. And mostly it came down to spoiled rich kids who were overpromoted by their Dad.
I think Bannon is nuts but I can't help but have some sympathy for him.
There was a small company that I worked for right after I got out of the Marines and I mean right after which may have been part of the problem.
I had a great relationship with the owner/boss and I was vital to the company. I had pretty much turned it around and I'm not bragging. Although really all that had involved was getting the inventory under control.
The problem is that the guy who had f#$ked up the inventory in the first place was the Owner/Boss' son, Young Gamma Wonder. Young Gamma Wonder did not appreciate the fact that I had saved his Dad's company when he had put it in danger in the first place. We quickly developed a very bad relationship.Although that would have happened anyway since Alpha resentment was a part of nature.
I came in to work one Monday to discover that Young Gamma Wonder had been officially made my boss and his first royal command was that I was no longer to speak directly with his Daddy. All communication was to go through him even though this was a ridiculously small company for that. By Friday I broke that order and handed in my two week notice to the boss himself. Who quietly accepted it with cold anger.
A few months later I get a call from the Boss, all friendly again wanting me to come back. I said, you would have to fire your son before I would even think about that. Things got pretty hot between us.
His business failed a year later.
The moral of the story is, it doesn't matter how vital you are. If you get into it with the boss' kid and it comes down to him or you. It is always going to be you. I was silly enough to believe that merit would outweigh a blood relationship, (again the whole I just got out the Marines thing). Bannon was old enough to have known better than that.